Veteran gets his house back!
A few months ago our County Veteran's Affairs office was contacted by an 82 year old Veteran that was in fear of losing his home and he was in the hospital at the time recovering from a triple bypass surgery. The Veteran had fell behind on payments on his home after several surgeries and had applied for assistance through a state program called StepForward. The Veteran had been conditionally approved through the program and was informed that his house would not be foreclosed upon while the program processed his application. The Veteran received a letter from StepForward a few weeks later informing him that he was being removed from the program without providing an exact reason why. After contacting our office we contacted the court to obtain the date and time of the pending sheriff sale. I was surprised to find out that the sheriff sale was scheduled for that day at 10:00 a.m. I immediately drafted an emergency temporary motion to save the house from going to sheriff sale until I could obtain the necessary funds to pay the Veteran's past due amount on the mortgage, which at that time was $4000.00. Unfortunately the Judge denied the motion and the house sold at Sheriff Sale for $132,000.00. The house is currently in a redemption period we are trying to raise the amount requested to keep the Veteran in the home and I have exhausted most of my resources because there are no federal or state programs that can offer the amount of money needed to save the home. The Veteran is wheel chair bound and more than likely would not survive the transition. All proceeds will go directly to the Veteran.
please follow the link to read how the veterans home was saved.
I too would like to know how his home was saved, and he is able to stay in it as long as he lives. As a contributor, I am very interested in what happens to him.
The last update states his home was saved!!! I'm so happy!' How was this feat achieved seeing as only &14000 or so was raised here? Did other great souls come through for this great veteran? I was so worried the goal would not be achieved. I checked every day. I am beyond for real that he is able to stay in his home and great people even helped him to replace his roof. God bless him
Josh Parish You are the man . I am a Disabled Vet and I battled VA 's issues years ago....a fight I do not feel is over , I only wish I had a Person like you to help me thru the problems ...Veterans need people like you . Thank you for being the person who did not say "Oh Well, too bad "
Was wondering if there might be a way to do a reverse mortgage where a bank buys the house and the person stays in it for free until they pass. Then the bank sells the house for a profit?
It is comments Like this that keep me working. Thank you so much for the kind words.
Thank you for being his champion!! I am overwhelmed by how hard you are working for him, it's admirable!! I pray he raises the funds needed to stay in his home. Have you tried to get on the news again or other shows? I've shared his story many times in hopes that it will reach the right people. God bless him. Thank him from the bottom of my heart for his service to our country. His acts of bravery have not been forgotten.